Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’, A Dwarf Winter Iris With Stripes

Dwarf winter iris with blue stripes and spots on a yellow fall

Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ has barely even ankle high flowers that are a muddy mix of pale blue, cream and yellow. It can be identified by the unusual colour, and the beautiful veins on the falls. Blue stripes radiate from a yellow blotch that is spotted blue. Three standards (upper petals) are striped and veined too.

Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ is a sun-loving reticulata type of iris, often grown in pots on a patio. This delicate-looking dwarf iris has been a feature of every winter garden I’ve visited in the UK. It’s a clump forming type, which means it multiplies readily, but often seems in need of splitting.

35 Replies to “Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’, A Dwarf Winter Iris With Stripes”

  1. These are very beautiful flowers, that I discovered thanks to your post! Thank you, Susan!

  2. Such a pretty iris! I think I should be growing those – must put them on my bulb list for next year. 🙂

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